This flight was made 2 weeks before the Canadian Grand Prix Formula 1 Race in June 2006.

Due to the nature of the race track, it was not easy for the pilot.


Pilot: Denis G.

Equipment:
Easystar Ready-to-Fly Electric Parkflyer
Black Widows KX-131 5V Color CCD Camera
Airwave 612 RF Transmitter and 623 EF Receiver
Head Mounted Display
Gyrocontrol
Futaba R/C
Total Cost: ca. $2,000

The Easystar R/C Airplane with electric motor, batteries and 4-channel remote control "ready-to-fly" (without the video setup) is $189 here.


More info about the track: The Gilles Villeneuve Circuit is the venue for the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. The circuit is on Île Notre-Dame, a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River that is part of the city of Montreal, During the few days of the Grand Prix, Île Notre-Dame is one of the noisiest places in Montreal. At just about any other time of the year, it is one of the quietest, being located in the middle of a river, on an island filled with greenery and animals, joggers and cyclists.

The circuit is a fast circuit, but it is also a street circuit. As such, barriers run close to the circuit and many experienced drivers have been caught out by them. A particularly famous part of the circuit is the wall on the outside of the exit of the final chicane. In 1999 the wall, which has on it the slogan Bienvenue au Québec giving it the nickname "Mur du Québec" (Quebec Wall), ended the race of three Formula One World Champions, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher & Jacques Villeneuve, along with FIA GT champion Ricardo Zonta. Since then the wall has been nicknamed "The Wall Of Champions".

PS: A high resolution (57MB) version of this video is available here.